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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society

Overview

The Noetic Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group with members in Southern California and around the world, who have been inspired to study Homer, Parmenides, the pre-Socratics, Plato, the neo-Platonists, and other perennial philosophers and mystics, not for academic reasons, but for personal spiritual growth. The society was founded by Pierre Grimes, PhD in 1967, and was incorporated in 1978.

Please CONTRIBUTE!

Thousands of people around the world enjoy these videos here and on our YouTube channel "mirror" each month.  But fewer than 1% contribute. Yet we have to pay rent and build the Archive, and so forth.

Would you consider being a "monthly sustainer", contributing monthly via Paypal, in an automated way?

Simply go to noeticsociety.org and click on the Paypal link and then when Paypal asks you, click the box for "Make this a monthly donation."

Technical Issues for Mac Users

It has been noticed by one of our patrons that a small percentage of our videos gives Mac users some problems under certain scenarios:  When (a) streaming (watching the video online) with the Apple Safari web browser, or (b) downloading the video first to their computer and then watching with the iTunes app. In either of these cases, the movie is viewable (i.e., the video 'channel' works) but the sound does not come through (audio channel does not work).

The solution (for now) for these users is to either use an alternative browser such as Mozilla Firefox (to stream the movie) or the Videolan VLC movie player (to watch the downloaded movie). Both of these free and 3rd party apps can successfully render both the video and audio channels of the MPEG4 movie.

It may also be possible to find a package of additional audio codecs for the Mac which can be installed on your Mac so that it understands how to play the audio channel of a given movie. If you find such a package -- especially if it is free -- please contact me and I will also provide that here as a solution. In that case, after such codecs were installed on your Mac, then both Safari and iTunes would then be able to play the audio, as well.

Archive help Needed

If you would like to help out with this project by reviewing audios and videos and giving them titles, stephanus numbers, and notes, then please contact us either at info at noeticsociety.org, or at my personal address if you know it. I can really use the help! - Thank you. JS

Searching Our Collection

We have a common set of tags we use for filtering down the talks and items:

  • subject:NSBSNT - Talks at the Theosophical Society's Besant Lodge in Los Angeles
  • subject:NSCHT - Unstructured/impromptu chats or snippets of philosophical conversation
  • subject:NSDRM - Dream Explorations and Philosophical Midwifery
  • subject:NSFRI - Normal dialogues/discussions/study-sessions on Platonic and other perennial-philosophy texts. Over the years, these have usually been held on Friday nights, but not always.
  • subject:NSPFRM - Performances
  • subject:NSPRM - Parmenides morning study group
  • subject:NSPRS - Talks at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles
  • subject:NSSAT - Informal chats, usually on Saturday mornings
  • subject:NSSEM - Seminars
  • subject:NSSPE - Special or One-Time Events
  • subject:NSMISC - Everything else
  • subject:nsbduncan - videotape recordings from BillD in the 80's. All of these are also NSFRI's.
  • subject:nsaops - videos recorded by Marty and Yoni 2008-2013 and originally posted to the Academy of Platonic Studies website. All of these are also NSFRI's.

By using 'subject:' within our collection's search box, you can also find all items related to a particular dialogue, such as subject:republic, subject:phaedo, subject:parmenides, subject:iliad, etc. Narrowing searches further is possible by specifying more than one search term with commas, e.g., subject:republic,book01 or subject:parmenides,hyp2 and so on.

You can also use the Advanced Search of the Internet Archive to search within our collection. (In the "Collection .. is .." field, put noeticsociety).

YouTube Channel Mirror

We have a Youtube Channel mirror which copies over most of our materials:

There are also other channels (mostly from previous years, before we started this archive.org collection) which have some of Pierre's videos, or pieces of them.

Guidelines for Copying/Re-posting to YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, or elsewhere:

Pierre and we in the Noetic Society wanted to get the beauty and wisdom of Platonism (and all perennial philosophy) out to the world for free. For that reason, you are allowed to copy it (and great! thank you!). People should be able to view and raise themselves up.

However, the material is not in the "public domain".  It is published under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International license.

  • BY (Attribution): You must retain attribution (give credit) to Pierre Grimes (or any of the contributors here) and the NS
  • NC (Non-Commercial): You cannot in any way make money off of these. You-tubers: You cannot monetize your channel with these
  • ND (No-Derivatives): You cannot re-mix or take parts of any production and make it into your own.  (You can, however, quote it.)
  • No additional electronic limitations (such as DRM, etc.)

We request that if you are re-publishing, you respect the terms of this license. Please read the license carefully and thoroughly before considering any re-posting project, so that you know what you are doing, and can help us protect these materials for future generations.

If you have any additional questions regarding our materials, or would like to request permissions beyond these, or just want to be sure your reposting is okay with us, please contact us at info@noeticsociety.org.

If any item published on our archive contains materials published under different terms than the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license, they are clearly noted specifically under that item. Please also be aware of and respect any exceptional items published under different terms than our default CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 when re-publishing. This is your responsibility when republishing.

See also http://noeticsociety.org/copyright/.

Non-optional:

If you are posting to YouTube (or other place online), then in addition to the above CC terms, you must also do the below to fulfill the terms of the CC license:

  1. Do not Monetize:
    Do not monetize your channel. If you do, you'll be violating the 'NC' part of the CC license. If you have other, non-NS vidoes/audios in your channel, which you do want to monetize, then you'll need to split your channels and put our material into your non-monetized channel.
  2. Add License:
    Since YouTube does not (yet) support natively the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license, you must add the following into the Description section of each and every item you repost:

    This material is posted under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International license. See https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.

    If you do not do this, you may be re-publishing the material under You-Tube's (or other site's) default license, or a public-domain license -- which violate the terms of the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. All material must be republished under the same CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 INT'L license.
  3. Your Channel name:
    Do not title your channel, "Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society", "Pierre Grimes" or "Noetic Society" or anything like that, because then it appears that the channel belongs to us. It doesn't: It's your channel, not ours. So we'd prefer if you named your channel something like, "Fans of Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society" or "NS Fans" or even "Modern Platonism", etc., or some such, to make it clear that you are someone else. If you do not do this, you might be guilty of false personation and/or of violating the "BY" part of the CC license.

Further, we request (and if you would be so kind)...

  1. Link each video back to its original location:
    Also in the Description section of each item you repost, we request that you include a link back to the original item.

    For instance, if you are re-posting Pierre's PRS Video, "Direct Understanding and the Attainment of Buddhahood", (PRS video 88), please, in your post's Description section, also publish the link back to the original here on the archive, i.e.,

    This material is posted under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International license. See https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.

    Original video location:
    https://archive.org/details/19980217NSPRS088


    This will help drive traffic back to the archive, which we always appreciate.
  2. "About" tab of your channel:
    In the "About" tab of your channel, we'd appreciate your also putting an explanation that your channel is not owned by Pierre or the NS, but that you are just a fan, and including the main web site for the NS and its archive. Sample:

    Our channel is not owned by Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society. But we're great fans! Here are the links back to them:

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Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
May 20, 2016 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Translation of Plato's dialogue, Parmenides, by Juan and Maria Balboa. Interlinear Greek and English with key words in color, and additional diagrams and quotes supplied by the authors. There are 3 versions here: #1 - The latest revision from Juan and Maria: (dated May 28, 2018, and posted here July 12, 2018).  This one is "jas-formatted", i.e., JeffS edited in some additional formatting:  Parmenides "paragraph numbers" (as well as for Zeno and Socrates), and horizontal...
Topics: philosophy, plato, parmenides, NSPRM
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Aug 16, 2016 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Translation of Plato's dialogue, Phaedo , by Juan and Maria Balboa. Interlinear Greek and English with key words in color, and additional diagrams and quotes supplied by the authors. Latest upload: September 21, 2016 (new cover added 9 Dec 2019). Also available in hard copy at lulu.com . Primary reference for the Phaedo when used in the Friday night discussions and the Parmenides Study Group discussions with Pierre Grimes, Ph.D.
Topics: philosophy, plato, phaedo, out of body experience, obe, astral travel, soul, self, death,...
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Jan 22, 2017 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Translations by Juan and Maria Balboa of the Enneads written by the neoplatonist philosopher Plotinus (Wikipedia) (Harpers on Perseus) . Inter-linear Greek and English.  In PDF format. Currently there are only two documents in this set (3.5 and 6.2). More are forthcoming. Juan and Maria are students of Pierre Grimes , and members of the Noetic Society . They have contributed this translation to the Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society collection here on archive.org.  Thank you both! For more...
Topics: philosophy, plato, mysticism, plotinus
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Jan 22, 2017 Juan and Maria Balboa
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The Juan and Maria Balboa Translation of Plato's dialog, Symposium. Some versions also available in bound paperback at lulu.com Juan and Maria are students of Pierre Grimes and members of The Noetic Society . Image of Anselm Feuerbach 's painting of Plato's Symposium courtesy of wikimedia.org , and in the public domain.
Topics: philosophy, plato, symposium
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Feb 19, 2017 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Translation by Juan and Maria Balboa of The Elements of Theology by the neoplatonist Proclus the Successor . Interlinear Greek and English with key words in color, and any additional diagrams and quotes supplied by the authors. Also available in hard copy on Lulu . Latest revision published here is April 12, 2017, following the reasoning of our teacher, Pierre Grimes , and other members of the Noetic Society . The download-able PDF filename indicates the date of the revision contained therein....
Topics: philosophy, plato, symposium, proclus, elements-of-theology
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Jul 10, 2017 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Synopsis Juan and Maria have given us their translation of the 18 books of the Corpus Hermeticum of Hermes Trismegistus .  Click on "PDF" link in the "Download Options" to download to your device, or just read here, as you like. More info http://noeticsociety.org/members/juan-balboa-maria-balboa-translations/ Misc Cover page image is by William Blake. Copy B, plate 29: Frontispiece to “Songs of Experience.” Songs of Innocence and of Experience. 1794, hand-colored relief...
Topics: philosophy, plato, hermes-trismegistus, gnosticism, corpus-hermeticum, book1, book2
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Aug 4, 2017 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Juan and Maria Balboa translation of Plato's Republic.  Interlinear modern English with ancient (Attic) Greek words rearranged in each sentence in order to correspond to their English word counterparts immediately above. First published in 2007, this translation has undergone multiple revisions. This latest revision was completed in February 2018. Download-able from the PDF link in the "Download Options" menu on this page. Thank you, Juan and Maria! More information on the Balboa...
Topics: philosophy, plato, republic, book01, book02, book03, book04, book05, book06, book07, book08
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Nov 24, 2017 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Topics: philosophy, plato, parmenides, parmenides-poem
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Jan 19, 2018 Juan and Maria Balboa
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The Juan and Maria Balboa Translation of Plato's dialog, Theaetetus. First published 2006-10-18. The version here is a revision dated 2014-10-23, and was posted here on our archive on 2018-01-19. A pre-printed earlier revision is also available on lulu.com . Juan and Maria are students of Pierre Grimes and members of The Noetic Society .
Topics: philosophy, plato, theaetetus
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Feb 3, 2018 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Most recent version posted: Jan 19, 2019 The Juan and Maria Balboa translation of the second speech of Socrates in Plato's dialog, Phaedrus .  Interlinear Greek and English, with diagrams by the authors. Stephanus sections 244A-257B. The file is downloadable at the 'PDF' link in the "Download Options" section of this page. You may also be interested in Juan's talk on this section of the Phaedrus at our Friday night meeting 7/23/2010 , on the occasion of the Balboas' first release of...
Topics: philosophy, plato, phaedrus
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Mar 26, 2018 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Juan and Maria Balboa translation of Plato's "Menon".  Inter-linear Greek and English.  In PDF format. Juan and Maria are students of Pierre Grimes , and members of the Noetic Society . They have contributed this translation to the Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society collection here on archive.org.  Thank you both! For more information, please visit the Juan and Maria Balboa page at the Noetic Society website.
Topics: philosophy, plato, meno
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Apr 5, 2018 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Juan and Maria Balboa translation of Proclus' Commentary on Plato's dialogue, Parmenides .  In 8 books of inter-linear Greek and English, separately paginated. Click 'PDF' in the Download Options menu. Juan and Maria are students of Pierre Grimes , and members of the Noetic Society . They have contributed this translation to the Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society collection here on archive.org.  Thank you both! Hard-copies of this translation may also be purchased in various formats on...
Topics: philosophy, plato, proclus, parmenides, commentary-on-platos-parmenides, book01, book02, book03,...
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Apr 17, 2018 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Juan and Maria Balboa translation of Introduction to Arithmetic by Nicomachus of Gerasa .   Inter-linear Greek and English. So far all of Book 1 has been translated, with Book 2 on the way. (Book 1: 23 chapters total; Book 2: 29 chapters total).  Click 'PDF' in the Download Options menu.  Juan and Maria are students of Pierre Grimes , and members of the Noetic Society . They have contributed this translation to the Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society collection here on archive.org.  Thank...
Topics: philosophy, plato, pythagoras, nicomachus, introduction-to-arithmetic
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Aug 10, 2018 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Synopsis Homer's Iliad , translated from the Greek by Juan and Maria Balboa. Interlinear English and Greek, with the Greek word order rearranged to match the English, as an assistance to the reader. In their translation, the Balboas give special focus to the translation of the appearances of 'αυτο' ('Self'). Published in two volumes: Volume 1 is complete and contains books 1-12. Volume 2 so far contains only books 13-16. It is a work in progress and additional books will be added to Volume...
Topics: philosophy, plato, homer, iliad
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Sep 25, 2018 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Synopsis Juan and Maria Balboa translation of Synesios' On the Logos of Dreams . Interlinear modern English with ancient (Attic) Greek words rearranged in each sentence in order to correspond to their English word counterparts immediately above. Download-able from the PDF link in the "Download Options" menu on this page. Thank you, Juan and Maria! More Info More information on the Balboa translations Pierre Grimes and Philosophical Midwifery The Noetic Society The Pierre Grimes and...
Topics: philosophy, plato, synesios, on-the-logos-of-dreams
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Nov 12, 2018 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Synopsis Juan and Maria Balboa translation of The Gospel of John . Interlinear modern English with Greek words rearranged in each sentence in order to correspond to their English word counterparts immediately above. This translation was done at the request of Pierre Grimes, looking more carefully at all the occurrences of "αυτο", and seeing whether they could be translated as "Self". Also others. Download-able from the PDF link in the "Download Options" menu on...
Topics: philosophy, plato, john, new-testament, christianity
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Nov 27, 2018 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Synopsis Juan and Maria Balboa translation of The Gospel of Mark . Interlinear modern English with Greek words rearranged in each sentence in order to correspond to their English word counterparts immediately above. This translation was done at the request of Pierre Grimes, looking more carefully at all the occurrences of "αυτο", and seeing whether they could be translated as "Self". Also others. Download-able from the PDF link in the "Download Options" menu on...
Topics: philosophy, plato, mark, new-testament, christianity
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Dec 11, 2019 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Synopsis Translation of Plato's dialogue, Philebos , by Juan and Maria Balboa. Interlinear Greek and English with key words in color, and additional diagrams and quotes supplied by the authors. Click 'PDF' in the Download Options menu on this page. Originally published: 7 April 2012 Latest upload: 10 December 2019 Some editions of this text are also available in hard copy at lulu.com -- but check before ordering to make sure you would be ordering the same edition as the one uploaded here....
Topics: philosophy, plato, philebos
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
Jan 7, 2020 Juan and Maria Balboa
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Synopsis Translation of Plato's dialogue, Apology , by Juan and Maria Balboa. Interlinear Greek and English with key words in color, and additional diagrams and quotes supplied by the authors. Click 'PDF' in the Download Options menu on this page. Earlier editions of this text may also be available in hard copy at lulu.com , combined with the Euthyphro -- but check before ordering to make sure you would be ordering the same edition as the one uploaded here. A primary reference for The Apology...
Topics: philosophy, plato, apology